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Morning Skate Updates: Islanders at Panthers

News, notes and quotes ahead of the Islanders' game at Florida

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders are set to face off against the Florida Panthers on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. (MSG+; 660AM, 101.9FM - WFAN, 88.7FM - WRHU). Read the Game Preview here. Read Game Notes here.

The Lineup: 

Anthony Beauvillier draws back into the lineup for the first time since Dec. 29. While two weeks sounds like a long layoff, Beauvillier has only missed four games, due to the Islanders bye week and relatively light schedule of late. 

Beauvillier has nine points (4G, 5A) in 26 games this season. 

PROJECTED LINEUP:

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
ANDERS LEE JOHN TAVARES  JOSH BAILEY
ANDREW LADD BROCK NELSON RYAN STROME
ALAN QUINE ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER JASON CHIMERA
NIKOLAY KULEMIN CASEY CIZIKAS CAL CLUTTERBUCK
DEFENSE
LEFT RIGHT
NICK LEDDY ADAM PELECH
THOMAS HICKEY JOHNNY BOYCHUK
CALVIN DE HAAN DENNIS SEIDENBERG
Roberto Luongo Starting For Panthers:

Roberto Luongo will start in goal for the Panthers. Luongo stopped 29-of-30 shots in Wednesday's game and has won two straight games and is 2-0-0 against the Islanders this season. 

Florida Lineup Notes:

Seth Griffith returns to the Panthers lineup tonight and will play on the top line with Jaromir Jagr and Vincent Trochek on the top line, according to Harvey Filakov of the Sun Sentinel. Griffith has five assists in 23 games this season. 

Griffiths return means Denis Malgin will be scratched, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald. 

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